|Salary:||Commensurate with academic level of appointment (see candidate brief)|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||30th April 2023|
The Jack Birch Unit (JBU) is a research unit based in the Department of Biology at the University of York. The Department of Biology is recognised as one of the leading centres for biological teaching and research in the UK. Based in a state-of-the-art research facility including an innovative Technology Facility.
The JBU is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic cancer researcher with leadership skills. The successful candidate will assume the Directorship of the Unit in 2024 following the retirement of the current Director. We are seeking an academic that can bring inspirational leadership to support future research growth, excellence and impact in human epithelial cancer biology.
We are interested in applicants with research programmes that consist of excellent fundamental science targeted at making high impact discoveries and translation. Applicants should have a well-developed research portfolio and a desire to be a leader and mentor for early career colleagues.
The JBU is the flagship research unit for local charity York Against Cancer (YAC), who raise funds locally for all aspects of cancer support in the York region. Funding from YAC supports the Director to carry out high quality research relevant to the most common adult solid (epithelial) cancers.
Informal enquiries may be directed to the current Director, Professor Jennifer Southgate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interview date: 31st May 2023
The University of York is a world-leading institution. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university. Our 30+ academic departments undertake ground-breaking research that underpins our inspiring teaching and challenges students to dream big, think critically and change the world. (A University for Public Good)
The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.
We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.
We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork
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